Author: theboss

Agricultural sector should expect “long and messy” Brexit divorce, says former diplomat

25th November 2017 By Graham Smith Britain’s agricultural sector must prepare to be treated as a third country, like Venezuela or Yemen, when the UK leaves the European Union...

Remember the European Capital of Culture bid? How Cornwall was lucky to have left the casino when we did

24th November 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s controversial decision to abandon its bid to become a European Union Capital of Culture appears to have been proven wiser than...

The fence that cost more than £17,000, as Crown Court dismisses appeal against planning enforcement

23rd November 2017 By Graham Smith A row over the height of a fence has cost a Penhallow couple more than £17,000 in fines and costs. Paul and Tracey...

Wadebridge motorists face long delays for three weeks

22nd November 2017 By Graham Smith Repairs to a gas main are causing misery for motorists in Wadebridge, with multiple three-way traffic controls and long queues as drivers wait...

Budget boost for new road to link St Austell and A30

22nd November 2017 By Graham Smith A new road between St Austell could be open within five years, according to Cornwall Council. The much-talked about project has come a...

Keeping our much loved churches open

22nd November 2017 By Abigail Kirby-Harris It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone expects their own village church to be open and available to them – and family...

Cornwall Council rejects motion of “no confidence” in Alison Hernandez

21st November 2017 By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has voted to reject a motion of no confidence in the Police & Crime Commissioner, Alison Hernandez. Councillors voted overwhelmingly against...

Jeremy Corbyn among mourners at Candy Atherton’s funeral

21st November 2017 By Graham Smith Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was among those at this afternoon’s (Tuesday's) funeral of former Cornwall MP and councillor Candy Atherton, who died...

Ambulance crews call on their boss to quit

21st November 2017 By Peter Tremayne South West ambulance crews have written an open letter to their boss calling on him to resign. The ambulance workers, members of the...

North Cornwall Lib Dems get ready for the next general election

20th November 2017 By Graham Smith North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats have signalled their intention to make a significant effort at the next general election by advertising for a full-time...

Government says Tintagel Castle footbridge can go ahead

19th November 2017 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has decided not to intervene in the controversy over a new footbridge to Tintagel Castle, following the decision by Cornwall’s planners...

Mebyon Kernow to contest Police & Crime Commissioner election, and the next general election

19th November 2017 By Graham Smith Mebyon Kernow is to contest the Police & Crime Commissioner elections in 2020, in addition to fighting at least one constituency in Cornwall...

Crunch-week approaches for the problem of Falmouth’s student accommodation

18th November 2017 By Graham Smith Falmouth is bracing itself for a series of planning appeals which will go a long way towards determining how hundreds of university students...

Man killed in industrial accident at Redruth

17th November 2017 Health and Safety Executive officials are investigating the death of a man in an industrial accident in Redruth.  The incident is thought to have involved a...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s new out-of-hours GP contract changes hands, with no public consultation, just weeks before it is due to start

16th November 2017 By Graham Smith The “inadequate” company which is due to run Cornwall’s urgent out-of-hours GP service next month has been taken over by another private firm....

Council has rejected Corserv business plan, cabinet is told

15th November 2017 By Graham Smith The Corserv business plan for 2017/18 was not good enough for the company’s only shareholder, Cornwall Council, and was rejected, councillors were told...

Council meeting will go ahead, despite clash of date with Candy Atherton’s funeral

15th November 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council chairman Mary May has decided not to postpone next week’s full council meeting on Tuesday – which will clash with the...

It’s official: Cornwall Council has no comment on Corserv boss

14th November 2017 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has just issued this statement about the crisis at Corserv: “We have no comment to make on the Managing Director. We...

Cornwall asked to host Tour of Britain cycle race

14th November 2017 By Graham Smith Cycling enthusiasts could be in for a treat if plans to bring the Tour of Britain race to Cornwall are successful. Cornwall missed...

EXCLUSIVE: What’s going on at Corserv? Trouble at the top, just days before council debates £70 million increase in capital budget

13th November 2017 By Graham Smith New questions about the viability of Cornwall Council’s proposed budget have emerged following uncertainty over the role of the arms-length company set up...